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NCAA Div I Cross Country Coming to Haggin Oaks November 15th

October 31, 2013 By: John Blue Category: Collegiate, Cross Country, General Running News

Big news in XC!

Big news in XC!

In addition to the big track meet coming to Sacramento next June, there is also the NCAA Div I West Regional Cross Country Championships happening on Friday, November 15th, at Haggin Oaks Golf Course.

The event is hosted by CSUS.

In addition to CSUS, NCAA West Region teams also include include Oregon, Stanford, Colorado, Washington, Arizona, UCLA, Cal Poly, and UC Davis, among others.


2014 USA Track and Field Championships in Sacramento

October 29, 2013 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Track

USATF_LogoIt’s looking more and more likely that Sacramento will be home to the 2014 USATF National Championships.

Specifically, most events will be held at CSUS.

We’re still in the rumor phase, but we’ve been hearing the rumor since June, and local media are starting to chatter about it.

And a press conference is scheduled for this morning at Sac State.

KTXL Fox 40 ran a story last week.

The Sacramento Bee posted an on-line article last night.


Officials with the Sacramento Sports Commission declined comment, but have scheduled a joint news conference with USA Track & Field Tuesday morning for what they describe as a “major announcement.”

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait!


Hornets Win the Causeway Cup

April 29, 2012 By: John Blue Category: Collegiate, Track

The CSUS Hornets men’s and women’s track and field teams each defeated UC Davis Aggies Friday night in the annual Causeway Track & Field Meet.

The Hornets’ men’s team won 99-92 while the women earned a 102-86 victory.

Complete results are here.

Nice work!

Hornets’ Wallace: All American in 800

June 11, 2011 By: John Blue Category: Collegiate, Track

Lea Wallace earned All American in the 800

Hornets senior Lea Wallace wrapped up her collegiate running career this weekend with a 9th place finish in the 1500, and placing 6th and earning All American in the NCAA Div I Outdoor Championships 800.

In Friday evening’s 800, Wallace finished in 2:04.56 and, according to Sac State, she recorded the highest finish by a Hornet woman since Marisa Avendano placed second in the 10,000 in 1997.

Multiple, lengthy weather delays frustrated the athletes and event organizers this weekend. According to CSUS: (more…)

NCAA West: Three Hornets Advance to the Finals

May 29, 2011 By: John Blue Category: Collegiate, Track

Lea Wallace is the first Hornet woman to advance to NCAA finals in two events. Photo from the Big Sky Conference Champs

This weekend, three Hornets earned a trip to the NCAA Finals at Drake University by advancing out of the NCAA West Preliminaries in Eugene.

Senior Ronald Brookins will be making his second appearance at the NCAA finals in the 110 meter hurdles after finishing 2nd in his quarterfinal heat, running the event’s 5th fastest time of 13.47.

Teammate and fellow senior Lea Wallace advanced to the finals in the 800 on Friday, and again in the 1500 meters on Saturday. Friday, Wallace won her 800 heat and posted the fourth fastest time of 2:03.69. Then on Saturday, she took 2nd in her heat in the 1500 to automatically advance to the final, and posted the 7th fastest time of 4:20.38.


Hornets’ Lea Wallace Sets 800 Meter Record

April 23, 2011 By: John Blue Category: Collegiate, Track, Videos

About a month ago, when talking about the Hornets prospects for the rest of the season, distance coach Scott Abbott promised big things for 800 meter runner Lea Wallace. He noted that at the time, “Lea Wallace was the number one ranked half-miler in the nation at 2:03.07.”

Well, Wallace has since improved on that time with a 2:02.95 at the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge, setting a school record in the process. Wallace’s time also maintains her standing the nation’s fastest in the 800, and sets her up as the one to beat at this year’s NCAA Champs.

We’ll be looking forward to seeing what she can do at the NCAA Div I Championships in June.


Deadline for World Masters Track & Field Registration is Sunday

April 22, 2011 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Masters Runners

The World Masters Athletics Championships (AKA World Masters Track & Field Championships) are coming to the good old USA this July, for the first time since 1995.

As exciting as that is, you should be thrilled to pieces to know that they will be held right here in River City! (Right here!)

I know what you’re saying: “But I’m only 37! I’m too young to be a masters athlete!”

Well, fortunately for you, you sprightly younger person, for purposes of the Masters Track & Field World Championships, a masters runner is anyone 35 or older!


Sacramento to Host the World Masters Track & Field Championships

April 06, 2011 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Masters Runners

This coming July, Sacramento will be hosting the Masters World Athletics Championships (AKA Masters Track and Field World Championships).

If you had a chance to watch or run in last year’s Masters National Championships you know what a great event this should be.

While it may seem a bit early for me to be writing about a July event, registration closes on April 24. You can register online now, and event management says that more than 900 athletes had already registered as of March 23rd.

For track and field, a masters athlete is anyone over 35. There are events from the 100 meters to the marathon, plus the field events, and the venues will be centered around California State University Sacramento.


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